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A genealogist asked me: “I am searching for my Junot family in Louisiana. With over 700 million records – what is the best way to effectively search GenealogyBank for my ancestors?”
Example One One approach is to search for the surname and the state where the family is from. My friend began her search by typing: Junot in the surname search box and adding: Louisiana to the “Keyword” search term box.
This approach worked for her – but remember that by putting “Louisiana” in as a search term – the computer will require that both the words “Juont” and “Louisiana” appeared in the text of the original newspaper article.
This approach gave her 490 search results.
Example TwoA slightly different approach would be to put: Junot and Louisiana in the “Keyword” search terms box and leave all other fields blank. This is an effective search – but again it requires that the whole word “Louisiana” also appeared in the article.
This is the approach that usually generates the most success.
Begin your search by clicking on the Historical Newspapers section Then limit your search to only Louisiana newspapers Then type: Junot in the surname search box. This approach generated 925 hits.
Search the “Modern Obituaries” the same way 1. Click on the “Modern Obituaries” section 2. Type in: Junot in the surname search box
3. Then limit your search to only Louisiana newspapers by selecting that stateThere are multiple ways to find your ancestors.
The event will be a ceremony marking a special donation to the Library of Congress of the Confucian genealogy. Ling-He Kung, a 76th-generation descendant of the revered Chinese philosopher, will donate an 80-volume set that documents Confucius’s family tree. Published by the Beijing-based Culture and Literature Publishing House, the volumes record 83 generations (more than 2 million people) descended from Confucius. It is believed to be the biggest family tree in the world.
Born in 551 B.C. in Qufu in eastern China’s Shandong Province, Confucius was a great teacher and thinker whose theories were the orthodox ideology in China for more than 2,000 years.
This genealogical event will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11 in the Asian Reading Room, located in room 150 of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street S.E., Washington, DC.
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Edwardsville Spectator Illinois Newspaper Archives (1819-1826)- live on GenealogyBank. A good source for early Illinois obituaries! GenealogyBank is your best source for early American genealogical research – search thousands of early U.S. newspapers. TIP: With so few records surviving from the 18th and 19th Century – these historical newspapers are often your only source for finding out where your ancestors were born or where they died. .
What information and clues do we get from this obituary? 1. Name 2. Place and year of birth 3. Name of the cemetery 4. Date & place of the funeral & burial 5. Names of her 3 living children – where they lived and their position in the birth order of the children 6. Names of the towns where she had lived & how long she lived there 7. Age of husband at his death and how long ago that was 8. Details on the longevity of her father (110 years) and grandfather (90 years) 9. Count of her descendants – by generation 10. Best of all: her picture as rendered in a wood-cut engraving. GenealogyBank your best source for old newspapers on the planet! .